Semi-professional basketball player Keifer Sykes has signed his first contract with an NBA team as of Tuesday night. The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported the news via Twitter.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 4, 2021
Sykes is most recently receiving acclaim for hitting the game-winning shot in The Basketball Tournament. This is a tournament made up of teams of semi-professional players in which the winning team receives $1 million. He hit a three-pointer to reach the 69-point score required to take home the championship.
Previously, he played in the NBA’s G-League, Korea, Turkey, Italy, China, Greece and Australia before inking this deal with the Pacers. The details of the 27-year-old’s contract have not been made public at time of writing.
Featured image courtesy of Cynthia Busby
You can “Like” The Game Haus on Facebook and “Follow” us on Twitter for more sports and esports articles from other great TGH writers along with Ben!
“From Our Haus to Yours“